The Greater Cochin Development Authority is the planning and development Authority of the Metropolitan area of Cochin, which is the urban hinterland of Cochin Port. The jurisdictional area of GCDA comprises of the Cochin City, the commercial capital of Kerala, 6 surrounding municipalities and 25 intervening panchayats covering an area of 632 sq.km
Aims & Objectives of GCDA
To guide urban development by checking urban sprawl and promoting healthy growth of urban and rural areas through long term, short term and action area oriented detailed development plans.
To coordinate the activities of different developmental agencies including Government departments operating in the area.
To take up model schemes and projects in different sectors of development.
To monitor and implement the plans and proposals through public participation, timely revision and by prioritizing proposals.
With the above objectives, GCDA, in consultation with the State Town Planning Department has prepared and published the following plans.
Structure Plan for the designated Central City of Cochin with framework of the Regional Development Plan.
Detailed Town Planning Schemes for the sub areas of the Region each with emphasis on specific sectors of development viz. residential, commercial, road development, recreational development etc. GCDA helps the other developmental agencies both private and public in directing investments; takes up comprehensive sector wise studies, identifies growth centers; creates basic infrastructure including developable land through setting up land bank and takes up private public partnership projects. GCDA also takes up consultancy works in planning and engineering fields, and undertakes studies in urban related projects.
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